Dear HSB Parents,
From January 22-February 1, your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer or tablet. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year).
MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.
Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.
Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth, which you can review with your child’s teacher for more insight.
This survey is made available to parents twice per year. The results of these two surveys allow us to measure how parents are engaged in school activities and what our schools need to focus on to better serve families.
You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if our website is meeting your needs. At Harmony, we want to be “in touch” with our community, so opening a feedback mechanism is a great way for you to participate in making decisions about the future of our work.
In this case, we need your valuable opinions on the design and overall usability of the site for our upcoming redesign.
It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!
All we ask is that you be open and honest and give us your feelings on the website.
You don’t have to be a graphic designer, communications specialist, or even a web-developer to give feedback, all we want is your opinion as a website user – this will help us improve our communications and give us a chance to hear your ideas too!
Click on the link below to take the survey immediately.
Digital Ecosystem Team
Yearbook sale is still on!!!
Our FULL COLOR HARD COVER yearbook is only $30.00 and FULL COLOR SOFT COVER yearbook is only $25.00, if you purchase during the pre-order period (up until March 1st). After our pre-order period only a limited number of yearbooks will be available for purchase. They will be sold on a first come first served basis.
BEFORE March 1st:
HARD COVER YEARBOOK :$30.00
SOFT COVER YEARBOOK : $25.00
AFTER March 1st:
HARD COVER YEARBOOK :$35.00
SOFT COVER YEARBOOK : $30.00
*We only accept Check, Debit/Credit Cards or Money Orders Payable to HSB – Dallas.The office has extra pre-order forms. Complete the form and return to the front office with your payment.*
Come watch the staff take on the basketball team on Friday, January 11th at 5 pm for our annual Ballin for the Cure!
In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for gifted and talented screening.
Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 2 & up who were tested in the Fall 2018 are not eligible to test in Spring 2019. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site.
The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, February 8, 2019.
The 2019 Spring GT testing window is February 11, 2019 – March 29, 2019.
For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.
Dear HSB Parents,
it is time to re-enroll. You are supposed to complete the process and verify student/parent information through Skyward Family Access no later than Friday, January 25, 2019. (more…)
Dear parents and students
We hope you’ve had a MOST FABULOUS & relaxing break…it’s almost time to start our Spring semester!
Students come back on Tuesday, January 8th!
Dear parents & students,
We would like to remind you that December 20th was the final day for all clubs this semester.
Club re-enrollment will be held at our club fair coming up o January 8th, during 4th block(1:45 – 3:00pm) for students and parents are welcome after 3:00pm.
Parents, if you would like to be a club sponsor please submit a request to Ms. Stephens at email@example.com by 4 pm on January 7th,2019
To maintain current club memberships re-enrollment is necessary for all participating students
The third issue of the Big Dawg Bugle is on sale now! The release date is Thursday, December 13th, but you can reserve your copy any day this week. Come see Mr. Barton in room 1108 at 3:00 any day this week for details. Don’t miss out!
You are invited to participate in this dynamic workshop series taking place at our campus HSB Dallas. During the first workshop you will learn about the importance of parental involvement and how to support your child’s academic success. We will examine effective parental practices for college readiness and ways in which you can play a key role in your child’s education and socio-emotional development.
Date: DECEMBER 11th, 2018
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Harmony Public Schools joins the country in mourning the loss of President George H.W. Bush, a leader known as the “education president” for his tireless devotion to America’s schoolchildren.
A statewide Day of Mourning has been declared by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to allow Texans to pay their respects to President Bush. All Harmony Public School campuses will remain open and operating on their regular schedule on this date.
Ballin for the Cure Shirts are available for order! They will be $10. Last day to order them will be December 20th. Order forms will be passed out during advisory or you can pick one up near the cafeterias. Payments may be made either to coach McGinn or via Paypal!! Do not pay the front office.
If you would like your artwork printed in Issue 3 of the Big Dawg Bugle, please see Mr. Barton for details. We will collect submissions until Friday, December 7th. One winner will be chosen on Tuesday, December 11th.
Join us for our first annual Holiday Bazaar December 14th 10:00pm to 7:00pm come shop for unique Christmas gifts, make crafts and most of all have fun the Bazaar will be open to the community from from 3:30pm to 7:00pm also you can bring a toy for HSB’s Toy drive for Hopes Kids or purchase a gift card through our fundraiser.
NHS is sponsoring a toy drive for Hope Kids. Please bring an unwrapped toy to the box located in the front lobby. December 17 is the very last day to collect. What is Hope Kids? HopeKids provides ongoing events and activities for families who have a child with a life-threatening medical condition. Each month we schedule a variety of sporting events, live entertainment, museum visits or other types of fun activities for the whole family. We focus on bringing families together to heal, economic support because all families are impacted with overwhelming medical costs and community support.
It’s time for the MS students to start working on their Science fair projects. For more information on the science fair and the display board due dates please contact your science teacher!
Calling all creative peeps!! Any student 6th-12th grade can enter the STEM T-shirt design competition. Please send in your best design to your mentor teacher before December 13th. The design that will be selected will be the official T-shirt for the stem fair 2018-19. Be creative. Prizes will be given for the best design!
Dear HSB Parents
The first Advisory Board Meeting will be held in our library at 3:30 pm on Nov 15, 2018. We would like to invite you all this meeting. Meeting agenda is below will be made introductions, review current programs and discuss new course offering and seek partnership to collaborate with community, industries, companies and the local workforce development board.
discuss initial steps, answer any questions you have, and decide on the best times for future meetings.
- Where do we go from here
- Proposed Business certificate program as a pathway
- Associate Degree Plan
- Coding offering in partnership with UTD
- Collaborate with community, industries, companies and the local workforce development board
Dear Parents, Teachers, and Staff
This year at Harmony School Of Business we have an amazing group of PTO members who have been working diligently to take care of our administrators, staff but mostly our students. A lot is changing. HSB is rolling out its first-ever homecoming week. The theme this year is Flashing Lights and Neon Nights!!! We are very excited and look forward to all families participating in our Community Cook Out and Color run after school Friday November 9th